Aunt Rebecca's Creamed Potatoes & Peas
photo by Marsha D.
- Ready In:
- 12 small red potatoes, cut into 1 1/2 ",pieces
- 8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 ",pieces
- 1 cup red onion, cut into 1/2 ",pieces
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 10 ounces frozen tender tiny peas, thawed,drained
- In 2-qt.
- saucepan place potatoes.
- Add enough water to cover; bring to a full boil.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender (about 10 to 15 minutes).
- Meanwhile, in 10" skillet, cook bacon over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until partially cooked (about 4 minutes).
- Add onion; continue cooking until browned.
- Drain off fat except for 2 tablespoons; set bacon and onion aside.
- Stir flour, thyme leaves, salt and pepper into reserved 2 tablespoons of fat.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and bubbly (about 30 seconds).
- Stir in Whipping cream, peas, bacon, onion and potatoes.
- Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and is heated through (about 3 to 4 minutes).
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This recipe certainly pleased the creamed peas fan in my house! I made only a few deviations from the recipe for my convenience, such as using pre-cooked bacon and sauteeing onions in saved bacon drippings. I also did not drain the onions from the bacon fat. When the onions were browned, I then added the flour right into the onion/bacon fat mixture (laziness prevails sometimes). Very tasty. Thank you for posting!
My family is not a big fan of green peas so I totally left them out but if you are looking for a marvelous cream sauce for new potatoes this recipe is it! I fried the bacon until it was crispy then removed it before adding the onion. After adding the cream I let the sauce get nice and smooth before I added the pre-cooked potatoes and then crumbled the bacon and added it. Wow!! The bacon and thyme flavored sauce was a perfect match for tiny red new potatoes. My family went back for seconds. Thank you so much. Peas or no peas this recipe is delicious!
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I love to cook, but don't have a lot of time to do it, since I work full time. I like to try a new recipe every Saturday, if time allows. <br> <br>I have one grown son and three grandaughters ages 16,10 and 3. The ten year old has won many medals in gymnastics meets over the past few years.